Google Tone (click to download) is a great little Chrome extension that makes sharing a URL super easy. The extension uses the speakers and microphone on your device to send a URL through a sound byte.
You can broadcast a URL to any device that is within earshot, just by clicking on the Google Tone extension.
Here are a few possible uses that I see for this extension:
- Don’t use a LMS with your class? Use Google Tone to share a Google Doc with everyone in 2 seconds.
- Quickly share a document, agenda, or website during a faculty meeting,
- Have students use Google Tone to share websites with others in class without having to email it to the entire class,
- Use Google Tone at the start of a recorded screencast to link to a document, lesson, or website. Anyone who watches the screencast will be able to access the information. (I have not tested this idea yet)
Here’s a demo of the extension…